Washington Elementary School

Public 1-5

 837 N 9th St
       Allentown, PA  18102-1494


(484) 765-4941

District: Allentown City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1302nd of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,046 Help


Students who attend Washington Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Trexler Middle School
High:    William Allen High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  346

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
74.3%
Two or more races:
11.3%
African American:
11.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.1% Help


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Compare Details Washington Elementary School ranks worse than 84.9% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 7th among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Allentown City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (74.3%), two or more races (11.3%), African American (11%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Allentown City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington Elementary School is 14.1, which is the 2nd best among 13 elementary schools in the Allentown City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington Elementary School is $19,046, which is the highest among 14 elementary schools in the Allentown City School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Elementary School 1302nd of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Washington Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Allentown City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Allentown City School District 541st of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Washington Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 24.88 1048th 1302 19.5%
2004 8.28 1177th 1308 10.0%
2005 21.94 1088th 1299 16.2%
2006 32.33 1243rd 1545 19.5%
2007 24.77 1317th 1555 15.3%
2008 33.26 1233rd 1551 20.5%
2009 31.38 1264th 1549 18.4%
2010 28.20 1316th 1579 16.7%
2011 43.00 1163rd 1597 27.2%
2012 15.14 1405th 1599 12.1%
2013 8.88 1361st 1519 10.4%
2014 8.17 1325th 1467 9.7%
2015 6.93 1356th 1474 8.0%
2016 6.35 1436th 1554 7.6%
2017 6.40 1420th 1547 8.2%
2018 10.89 1344th 1530 12.2%
2019 10.19 1364th 1544 11.7%
2022 7.66 1399th 1534 8.8%
2023 12.83 1302nd 1534 15.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.80 105th 196 46.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.96 1127th 1414 20.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.86 914th 1043 12.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.88 326th 432 24.5%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Washington Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 292 34 1 81 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1989 298 38 1 73 0 n/a n/a 0 410
1990 292 41 3 84 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1991 282 35 7 93 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1992 287 49 9 119 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1993 277 58 10 152 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1994 244 63 11 154 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1995 215 88 10 192 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1996 215 88 10 192 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1997 181 115 10 228 2 n/a n/a 0 536
1998 158 112 7 248 1 n/a n/a 0 526
1999 130 103 6 235 1 n/a n/a 0 475
2000 112 92 5 307 2 n/a n/a 0 518
2001 112 95 4 346 2 n/a n/a 0 559
2002 88 84 3 290 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2003 88 84 3 290 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2004 80 84 5 293 0 n/a n/a 0 462
2005 68 71 6 327 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2006 52 84 3 338 0 n/a n/a 0 477
2007 43 85 2 401 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2008 37 76 4 418 0 n/a n/a 0 535
2009 37 90 4 439 0 n/a n/a 0 570
2010 36 101 3 445 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2011 36 78 3 430 0 0 0 0 547
2012 31 95 3 398 0 0 2 0 529
2013 27 90 2 403 0 0 13 0 535
2014 27 79 2 358 0 0 40 0 506
2015 19 67 2 310 0 0 57 0 455
2016 20 52 1 340 0 0 41 0 454
2017 20 54 3 324 0 0 37 0 438
2018 14 45 4 331 0 0 33 0 427
2019 18 47 2 343 0 0 29 0 439
2020 19 46 3 344 1 0 32 0 445
2021 17 44 3 285 1 0 39 0 389
2022 10 44 0 237 2 0 40 0 333
2023 11 38 0 257 1 0 39 0 346

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Washington Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 408 22.7 17.9 n/a
1989 410 23.4 17.5 n/a
1990 420 25.5 16.4 0
1991 417 25.7 16.2 n/a
1992 464 24.9 18.6 n/a
1993 497 18.0 27.6 n/a
1994 472 21.0 22.5 n/a
1995 505 22.0 23.0 n/a
1996 505 22.0 23.0 n/a
1997 536 23.0 23.3 n/a
1998 526 23.0 22.9 n/a
1999 475 23.0 20.7 n/a
2000 518 22.0 23.5 84.7
2001 559 23.0 24.3 82.6
2002 465 25.4 18.3 88.6
2003 465 25.4 18.3 88.6
2004 462 25.9 17.8 85.1
2005 472 26.6 17.7 87.3
2006 477 24.5 19.5 97.3
2007 531 23.5 22.6 93.6
2008 535 26.6 20.1 99.4
2009 570 33.1 17.2 99.5
2010 585 31.1 18.8 90.9
2011 547 34.0 16.0 95.6
2012 529 9.7 54.2 88.1
2013 535 27.5 19.4 95
2014 506 27.0 18.7 91.3
2015 455 22.0 20.6 73.2
2016 454 28.0 16.2 69.6
2017 438 28.0 15.6 99.1
2018 427 28.5 14.9 99.3
2019 439 28.5 15.4 98.9
2020 445 28.5 15.6 100
2021 389 29.5 13.1 99.2
2022 333 27.5 12.1 99.1
2023 346 24.5 14.1 99.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Washington Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 408 22.7 17.9 n/a
1989 410 23.4 17.5 n/a
1990 420 25.5 16.4 0
1991 417 25.7 16.2 n/a
1992 464 24.9 18.6 n/a
1993 497 18.0 27.6 n/a
1994 472 21.0 22.5 n/a
1995 505 22.0 23.0 n/a
1996 505 22.0 23.0 n/a
1997 536 23.0 23.3 n/a
1998 526 23.0 22.9 n/a
1999 475 23.0 20.7 n/a
2000 518 22.0 23.5 84.7
2001 559 23.0 24.3 82.6
2002 465 25.4 18.3 88.6
2003 465 25.4 18.3 88.6
2004 462 25.9 17.8 85.1
2005 472 26.6 17.7 87.3
2006 477 24.5 19.5 97.3
2007 531 23.5 22.6 93.6
2008 535 26.6 20.1 99.4
2009 570 33.1 17.2 99.5
2010 585 31.1 18.8 90.9
2011 547 34.0 16.0 95.6
2012 529 9.7 54.2 88.1
2013 535 27.5 19.4 95
2014 506 27.0 18.7 91.3
2015 455 22.0 20.6 73.2
2016 454 28.0 16.2 69.6
2017 438 28.0 15.6 99.1
2018 427 28.5 14.9 99.3
2019 439 28.5 15.4 98.9
2020 445 28.5 15.6 100
2021 389 29.5 13.1 99.2
2022 333 27.5 12.1 99.1
2023 346 24.5 14.1 99.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $985 (7.2%) $12,649 (92.8%) $13,634
2020 $1,021 (7.0%) $13,484 (93.0%) $14,506
2021 $1,582 (10.2%) $13,978 (89.8%) $15,560
2022 $3,177 (16.7%) $15,869 (83.3%) $19,046

Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1364th of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1302nd of 1534 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Washington Elementary School)15.419.1
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington Elementary School)21.831.2
 9.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Washington Elementary School)24.312.3
 12%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Washington Elementary School)54.244.8
 9.4%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Elementary School)45.821.5
 24.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Washington Elementary School)14.711.6
 3.1%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Elementary School)2439.6
 15.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Washington Elementary School)17.914.5
 3.4%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Washington Elementary School)54.244.8
 9.4%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Washington Elementary School)3030.9
 0.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students439346
 21.2%
African American4738
 19.1%
American Indian01
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic343257
 25.1%
Pacific Islander00
White1811
 38.9%
Two or More Races2939
 34.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.9%99.1%
 0.3%


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Students who attend Washington Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Trexler Middle School
High : William Allen High School

Washington Elementary School ranks in the bottom 15.1% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

Students at Washington Elementary School are 74% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 11% African American, 3% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 346 students attended Washington Elementary School.


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